The School Network of Saida & Neighboring Towns is a local network in Saida and Jezzine offering optional membership for the public, semi-private, private, vocational and UNRWA-affiliated schools seeking to foster educational development and wellbeing for their students and teachers. Hariri Foundation established the school network in order to enhance partnership and coordination among schools and vocational institutes across the region.
The network’s ultimate objective comprises the promotion of educational justice and democracy through enhancing dialogue and coordination among schools for exchange of expertise and joint capacity building. Today, the network includes 110 schools representing an estimated 55,000 students and 5,000 teachers. The network seeks to enable partnerships for development and civic engagement among member schools and their constituents (administration, teachers, students, parents, and the local community) through organizing tens of annual forums, workshops and activities every year.